Posts tagged "sunn o)))"

The Necks’ Cloud-Jazz, Gabriel Soloman’s War Drones, & 15 More Avant-LPs in Concrète Jungle

The Necks, Open (Northern Spy)The most beautiful album of the year isn’t by Bill Callahan or Haim or Boards of Canada or Susan Boyle, but…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / November 19, 2013

Hear the First Music From Fontanelle in a Decade

Sound-sculpture savants and ambient-rock cult faves Fontanelle are returning after an 10-year hiatus with a record for doom metal stalwart Southern Lord. The last we…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / September 20, 2012

Feel the Noise: Behind the Chase for Ear-Bleeding Volume

"As soon as volume exceeds 80 decibels, blood pressure rises," wrote jazz scribe Joachim-Ernst Berendt in 1983. "The stomach and intestine operate more slowly, the…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / June 19, 2012

Stephen O’Malley & Steve Noble, ‘St. Francis Duo’ (Bo Weavil)

Like a bad vibes Flower/Corsano, free-metal meets free-jazz for motionless, flabby hour.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / May 22, 2012

KTL, ‘V’ (Editions Mego)

Stephen O)))'Malley and Pita turn down amps, answer the phantom carriage's call via slow-sailing strings, penetrating drones.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / May 10, 2012

Doom Metal

In 1970, Black Sabbath drained the blues from hard rock, slowing it into a depresso nightmare trudge with Frankenstein feet. Myriad masters of riff followed…
By: Chuck Eddy / October 1, 2009

New Albums from Grizzly Bear, Marilyn Manson, and 4 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
By: SPIN Staff / May 26, 2009